Posted on April 20, 2013 at 10:41 AM
Saturday, Apr 20 at 11:00 AM
PHOENIX -- The warmest temperatures we've seen all week arrive in time for the weekend. As high pressure grabs a hold of the region, highs will soar into the 90s across the Valley.
Under sunny skies, Phoenix is expected to top out at 90 Saturday afternoon. An average high temperature for this time of year is 87. The Valley will dip into the low 60s by early Sunday morning under clear skies.
Saturday's sunset is at 7:03 p.m. Sunday's sunrise is at 5:50 a.m.
Afternoon high temperatures kick up a notch on Sunday, with a high of 93 degrees expected in Phoenix. As of now, there's no end in sight for the 90s over the extended forecast, as high pressure continues to leave its mark. Our warmest day next week looks like Thursday, with an expected high of 95. Overnight lows will be in the mild mid 60s.
You can bet with our quiet, dry and warm conditions, allergy sufferers will be reaching for the tissues all week.
Don't forget to vote in our 100 degree contest. Take your best guess as to when you think we'll hit our first 100-degree day at Sky Harbor Airport. The winner will receive a residential air conditioning unit.
The average first 100-degree day over the past 30 years is May 2. Last year, we got to 100 degrees on April 21.